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Essay Writing Lessons   Essay Structure   Essay Outline   Moving from Topic to Essay   Organizing the Essay Body   Es...
Essay Structure        The framework of your writing   http://studentsdiscussionclub.wordpress.com
EssayStructure
Structure   Introductory Paragraph    - introduce & ease reader into topic    - move from general sentences to specific o...
Structure   Thesis    - An arguable statement, making clear the       position the author takes on a topic    - Depends u...
Structure   Body Paragraphs    - where you prove your thesis   Body Paragraph Structure:    1. Point (topic sentence: pr...
Structure   Concluding Paragraph    - re-state your thesis    - move from specific sentences to       general ones    - e...
Structure   The Rebuttal Paragraph- Acknowledge points of opposing   argument- Minimize the validity of these points* Ins...
Essay Outline      -What’s required      -Marks for summative
Essay Outline   Thesis (2)   List of rebuttal points (3)   For each body paragraph: (3X4)    - Full topic sentence    -...
Moving from Topic to Essay      …in 8 easy steps!
Moving from Topic to Essay1.   Read & understand topic2.   Dissect & brainstorm topic3.   Pick argument & brainstorm thesi...
Organizing the Essay Body     Principles & Development Methods
Organizing the Essay Body   Organizing principle?    - chronology        - cause & effect    - process           - logic...
Essay Format     MLA Style Presentation
Hints & Tips      Advice for top marks
Hints & Tips   Do not write in 1st person (avoid “I”)   Do not start a body / concluding paragraph    with a quotation ...
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  1. 1. Essay Writing Lessonshttp://studentsdiscussionclub.wordpress.com
  2. 2. Essay Writing Lessons Essay Structure Essay Outline Moving from Topic to Essay Organizing the Essay Body Essay Format Hints & Tips http://studentsdiscussionclub.wordpress.com
  3. 3. Essay Structure The framework of your writing http://studentsdiscussionclub.wordpress.com
  4. 4. EssayStructure
  5. 5. Structure Introductory Paragraph - introduce & ease reader into topic - move from general sentences to specific ones - end with your thesis statementEg: life – literature – book – topic – thesis life – history – people – topic – book - thesis
  6. 6. Structure Thesis - An arguable statement, making clear the position the author takes on a topic - Depends upon your purpose & audience(Topic = what the text is “about;” the subject addressed by a text Eg: greed, love, hope, jealousy, etc.)
  7. 7. Structure Body Paragraphs - where you prove your thesis Body Paragraph Structure: 1. Point (topic sentence: proves thesis) 2. Proofs (as many as are practical) 3. Comment (relates proofs to thesis)
  8. 8. Structure Concluding Paragraph - re-state your thesis - move from specific sentences to general ones - ease reader away from essay, and back to real life again (theme statement)
  9. 9. Structure The Rebuttal Paragraph- Acknowledge points of opposing argument- Minimize the validity of these points* Insert after your introductory paragraph!
  10. 10. Essay Outline -What’s required -Marks for summative
  11. 11. Essay Outline Thesis (2) List of rebuttal points (3) For each body paragraph: (3X4) - Full topic sentence - Proofs in point form - Full comment sentence Thesis restatement in different words (1) Theme statement (2)
  12. 12. Moving from Topic to Essay …in 8 easy steps!
  13. 13. Moving from Topic to Essay1. Read & understand topic2. Dissect & brainstorm topic3. Pick argument & brainstorm thesis4. Form & test thesis5. Brainstorm & organize support6. List rebuttals7. Write, Revise, Edit8. Proofread & print good copy
  14. 14. Organizing the Essay Body Principles & Development Methods
  15. 15. Organizing the Essay Body Organizing principle? - chronology - cause & effect - process - logic Development method? - define - classify - analyze - describe - compare - exemplify
  16. 16. Essay Format MLA Style Presentation
  17. 17. Hints & Tips Advice for top marks
  18. 18. Hints & Tips Do not write in 1st person (avoid “I”) Do not start a body / concluding paragraph with a quotation Move from your weakest point to your strongest Do not use contractions Do not use colloquial language Use the present tense Refer to author by last name Develop a creative title that relates to thesis
  19. 19. EssayWritingAsk questions at any time!http://studentsdiscussionclub.wordpress.com
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